Ann Coulter's How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must)

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

I currently have on request to receive a copy of Ann Coulter's How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must), so expect a complete and full review when it arrives at my doorstep.

I was able to obtain the first chapter and the book looks promising, which I wasn't able to say for her previous works I didn't much care for because all they did was repeat similar mantras. You have to be a major Clinton-hater to trench though either High Crimes or Slander.

But unlike her case for Joe McCarthy in her formerly most recent book, Treason, How to Talk deals with our modern society today and what (as she sees it) is wrong with liberals. When she's not trading jabs with Michael Moore and Al Franken, Coulter comes off quite personal in the first chapter of the book and from what I can see should be a practical read for moderates wanting a good comparison of the two major ideologies - from a rather conservative point of view of course.

How to Talk opens with a brief glimpse of how liberals use devious tactics to win arguments against conservatives. Their biggest weapon: Hollywood.

From page 2:

Michael Moore put a microphone in Republican Congressman Mark Kennedy's face and asked for his help getting members of Congress to send their own family members to fight the war on terror. Kennedy replied that he would love to and that he already had two nephews in the military, one on his way to Afghanistan. Moore's documentary shows Kennedy's image - but cuts his answers from the film.

But it isn't just in the movies where liberals inflict their rhetoric on mass audiences. On page 3 she observes that liberal blather also exists in television with a point I can appreciate:

The only policemen in the universe who are not aware that "cop-killer" bullets have never killed a cop are the ones on Law & Order

The nuance does get stale by page 4 however when she attributes a liberal bias to a list of Hollywood movies. Besides, who on this planet took The Day After Tomorrow seriously? Heck, I gave it a good review despite its ridiculousness.

The book looks promising based on the first chapter and this is the first time I have been able to say that about a Coulter book. I didn't care about the evilness of Bill Clinton and wasn't concerned about a senator who lived and died before Coulter was even born. But How to Talk to a Liberal is practical whether you agree with her or not. If/when I receive the book I will give it a full and complete review. For now I'll leave with this enticing line from page 17:

I've included columns too hot to be published until now - along with the editors' rejections…These are bootlegs, never-released columns, NC-17 versions, lost classics, remixes, extended-play versions, and the director's cut.